Craniosacral Therapy is a popular complementary health modality due to its effectiveness of bolstering resistance to disease, yet it is a gentle, safe and non-invasive hands-on treatment. The aim of treatment is to restore the balance of the cranio-sacral system and thus enhancing its physiological function as well as our general well-being.
The Craniosacral system comprises the bones, membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, our entire central nervous system. It is therefore closely connected to the normal functions and general health of the rest of our body. This is the system that extends from our head, through our spine, all the way down to our tailbone.
Unresolved tensions from injuries, trauma, surgeries or stress, whether it is physical or emotional, can alter the natural healthy motion of fluids and cause restrictions in the tissues within the craniosacral system. It will then be reflected through the abnormal range, asymmetry and decrease in the strength of the Cranial Sacral Rhythm.
Through gentle palpation and its corrective manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy can calm the nervous system, encourage ease of body movement and improve overall health. It is very gentle and safe, and can be used for any age group from infants to the elderly, as well as during pregnancy.